Ah, Trivial Pursuit. The fun, yet challenging game of testing your knowledge on random trivia and the like. Because our brains like to remember all those fun facts and not what we really know (that’s if you’re me, of course).
iOS takes the classic game and puts it to good use (sorta) in a touch version of the game, which of course, takes the fun out of it…somewhat. You can play the game in a solo mode or multiplayer mode (in which, you have a Pass-and-Play and WiFi multiplayer setup). You can even create your own player profile and set it up accordingly to your preferences of an avatar and difficulty level.
As for the solo mode, you have Classic (which is the board game) Mode and Pursuit Mode. Boy, Classic Mode in solo mode is so boring. Oh so boring. This is a reminder to have you play with friends and family if you don’t have the actual board game (board games are so much more fun). I mean, you move, then you just press skip when it’s your opponent’s turn so you don’t have to watch his/her move. Then, you’ll get a bit confused as to how they got so many wedges, ha.
So, you play and you get the basic pack, which features different questions, but wait…the other packs (TV, General Knowledge, Movies, Encyclopedia, Sports), I have to buy? For $0.99 each? That’s stupid - why not make one of those packs free? I am already paying to play the game, so shouldn’t I get one of those packs for free? Nah, says Electronic Arts, we want your moolah! Aww, shucks.
So that’s the gist. The touch screen controls are decent - there really is no way to mess up and after you roll the dice, the game indicates where your possible moves are. Hey, I like! That makes my life a little more simple so I don’t have to count which way to go.
I have yet to play Wi-Fi multiplayer, but considering what I read in other reviews, it crashes. Boo. That’s no fun. Gotta find someone to play with me, then!
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